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Bone ultrasonic attenuation in women: reproducibility, normal variation and comparison with photon absorptiometry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1563219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The reproducibility of two methods of measuring broadband ultrasonic attenuation (BUA) in the calcaneus have been studied. An improvement in reproducibility in vivo from 9.6% to 2.8% between old and new techniques has been observed. Measurements of the calcaneus using BUA were correlated with measurements of bone mineral density measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in the lumbar spine, femur and total body and bone mineral content in the distal and proximal forearm measured by single photon absorptiometry. For the older BUA technique the correlation coefficients ranged between r = 0.27 and r = 0.34. For the newer BUA technique the correlation coefficients ranged between r = 0.49 and r = 0.62 and were all significant (P less than 0.001).
J G Truscott; M Simpson; S P Stewart; R Milner; C F Westmacott; B Oldroyd; J A Evans; A Horsman; C M Langston; M A Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical physics and physiological measurement : an official journal of the Hospital Physicists' Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik and the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0143-0815     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Phys Physiol Meas     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-21     Completed Date:  1992-05-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8209031     Medline TA:  Clin Phys Physiol Meas     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Physics, University of Leeds, General Infirmary, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Absorptiometry, Photon
Aged, 80 and over
Bone Density*
Calcaneus / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Ultrasonography / methods

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